Tuesday, May 06, 2008

A Rare Take-Off


A Loon creates a considerable commotion during take-off. The sunlight illuminating the loon and the flying spray against the dark background created what is one of my all-time favorite wildlife photographs.

Seldom have I witnessed Loons taking flight as they usually avoid intruders by quietly slipping under the water’s surface to reappear quite some distance away a couple of minutes later.

11 comments:

Shionge said...

You are truly amazing to capture this at night so as to share with us.. luv it!! :D

Wolf Lover Girl said...

It almost looks like a rock skipping across the water.

~ Wolf Lover Girl

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wow... congrats on this prize winning photo. How many times have I been out there fishing and have not seen a Loon take off right in front of me... this is stunning!!
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

fishing guy said...

Salty: This is a wonderful photo. They do take the time to get off to the running start and I can only imagine the noise.

lv2scpbk said...

I like the light shinning on them.

Please tell Mrs. Salty thanks for stoppiing by my blog and yes, I will be scrapbooking the photo of the clothesline. Glad to see another scrapbooker out there.

Rose said...

What an amazing capture! Words fail me.

photowannabe said...

The sun highlighting the bird and water spray is just perfect. I can see why its one of your favorites. Such action, how exciting.

Stacey Huston said...

you know salty, now that I think of it, I grew up around loons and I can't recall ever seeing one take flight.. beautiful! the light was your friend on this one!

imac said...

Great captures of loons Salty.

We were at Belvoir castle on tues,pop over to my blog and see.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic Capture....

Sherry said...

Wow, this is awesome! Truly a great capture.